About to put in my two weeks at my current job. I posted on a few threads about how it's been driving me nuts to the point of considering suicide, but basically fuck my job.
I work for a certain foreign clothing company, at one their biggest flagship store. The few months were great. I went from working at Target over the summer when I came home from uni to working here, and it was such an upgrade. Pay was great, coworkers and management were great, and the customer base is usually very sweet (we get a lot of tourists, who are sort of a hassle but 9 out of 10 times they're really patience and super grateful when I help them). It was the exact opposite from when I worked at Target, and the really nice customer base was what sold me.
We do this stupid thing where we have to take store photos on a weekly basis, and everything that appears in a photo needs to look perfect. That means we spend hours literally refolding every single item to be perfectly aligned. It's supposed to be the whole area, but fuck that, no one's got time for that. It's not necessarily a special skill, but only a few people are able to do it, and even fewer are able to do it with multiple items (someone might be good at pants but fucking awful at shirts). I don't really know why some people can't just fold some fucking shirts (we follow the creases on the shirt, shit's easy as fuck), but whatever. I'm alright with most items, and picked up how to do it during my eager to please phase. The company says its "for the customer", but no one gives a fuck. People touch our displays and ruin everything in the blink of an eye. We put the wrong size sticker because we don't have the stickers we need but every item NEEDS a size sticker for the photo. We're forced to improvise. Once or twice a year all the stores in the company do "grand prix" where we all take our photos and submit them. Best store gets money. Good right? Nope. It's mostly bottom of the barrel associates who do all the folding, but upper management gets most of the money. Those at the very bottom will get like… $16 lol. The money has to be split among the hundreds of employees, which is understandable, but upper management gets hundreds if not a few thousand if the store wins.
When I started, changing the floor plans was limited mostly to Sundays when we closed the store early. We have small floor plan changes throughout the week, but any really big ones to set up for new products or shifting entirPost too long. Click here to view the full text.